Sr Product Design Manager, Hardware Accessories
A2Z Development Center, Inc. - Cupertino, CA

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Lab126 is an inventive research and development company that designs and engineers high-profile, portable, hand-held consumer electronics products, like the Kindle family of products including e-readers and tablets.

As a Product Design Manager in Accessories you will responsible for both the mechanical design, development and quality of consumer electronic devices and the hiring and development of the engineering teams and practices. You will contribute as a senior engineer of the Accessories team. You will take responsibility for leading project teams, technical problem solving, creatively meeting product objectives, at times delegating tasks to achieve your objectives and mentoring junior engineers. You will demonstrate cross-functional resource interaction to accomplish your goals. You will play a role in defining processes and methods to improve the productivity of the entire team. You will identify and initiate investigations of production technologies, prototype and test solutions for product features, and design and validate production designs that deliver an exceptional user experience.

The Role:
You will demonstrate a strong working knowledge of mechanical systems, with expertise in systems integration; the desire to learn from new challenges and the problem solving and communication skills to work within a highly interactive and experienced team. Candidates must show a hands-on passion for their work and be able to communicate their ideas and concepts both verbally and visually. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to integrate feedback and to respond quickly to changing contexts and work environments.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field.
10+ yrs experience, consumer/handheld product development.
Demonstrated experience leading engineering teams across repeated programs.
Demonstrated knowledge of tooling and materials process validation (SPC, Cp, CpK).
Demonstrated design experience with high volume/high finish consumer electronics enclosure materials.
Demonstrated design experience integrating component modules (I/O, Displays, Batteries, PCBs, etc.).
Product validation experience (Shock/Drop, Cycle Testing, Environmental Testing).
Analytic problem solving skills, including knowledge of 8D, Six Sigma, DOE or similar disciplines.
Demonstrated leadership and mentoring skills.
Strong 3D CAD skills, ProEngineer.
This position will require international travel.

Preferred Qualifications

Hands-on experience managing engineering team of 5 or more engineers
Masters preferred
Wildfire preferred.
Mandarin language skills
six sigma green belt certification

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